Student Residence building construction project

12 Mar 2021

We’re developing a new student residence in the heart of our St Lucia campus at the corners of Walcott, Rock and Hood Streets. The perfect place to study, unwind and connect with new friends.

The new UQ student residence will be both high quality and competitively priced to encourage the enrolment of a diverse cohort of students, including those from less advantaged backgrounds and from rural and remote areas. Integration with other services on campus will provide a seamless experience for students and will help them to adjust to university life.

When

The development of an on-campus residence will help UQ attract, support, and retain a diverse and inclusive mix of high-achieving staff and students and is expected to be open from Semester 1 2022.

Phasing of time frames

Student Residence phasing of time frames

Project Updates and important information

  • Update date from January 2021 to March 2021
  • Senate approved in December 2019
  • The contract has been signed with the builder, McNab
  • Stair and lift core walls continue
  • Cairngorm house underpinning and paint work complete
  • Precast concrete installation continues
  • Ad hoc detailed excavation ongoing
  • Underground services ongoing
  • Existing utility upgrades around the site continue by respective utility authorities
  • Slab pours will continue into 2nd quarter 2021
  • Façade installation has commenced.
  • Internal fitout has commenced.

Traffic Management

  • Day to day traffic management continues. This includes truck deliveries to and from site, each and every day.
  • From time to time, the traffic management methodology may be adjusted to allow for in-road works as required from time to time.
     

Site works progress photos

Aerial photo of Student Residence construction site
Aerial photo of Student Residence construction site - May 2020
Photo of Student Residence construction site - Cairngorm House
Photo of Student Residence construction site - Cairngorm House - May 2020
Photo of Student Residence construction site - Drone
Photo of Student Residence construction site - Drone - August 2020
Photo of Student Residence construction site - Drone Overhead
Photo of Student Residence construction site - Drone overhead - August 2020
Student Residence construction site - Drone overhead - January 2021
Student Residence construction site - Drone overhead - January 2021
Student Residence construction site - Drone overhead - January 2021

 

Contact

Steve Warfield,  Project Manager:

Cameron Dockrill, Senior Project Manager:

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during this time.

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